Restaurante Donde Claudio y Gloria

Mrs. Gloria enjoying a nice lunch with her sister in law Nidia, 1962

Our story

Claudio y Gloria

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Playas del Coco since 1955, Claudio and Gloria’s Restaurant has become a cherished tradition for generations of visitors. Beyond being a mere dining destination, it serves as a testament to Claudio and his wife Gloria’s dreams and determination. Settling in the vibrant heart of Guanacaste, they embarked on a journey fueled by family and passion, dedicating themselves to nurturing their aspirations while contributing to the region’s tourism growth.

Their journey was not devoid of challenges, yet Claudio and Gloria remained steadfast in their commitment to progress. Their legacy of pioneering tourism in Guanacaste traces back to the very birth of this restaurant. Today, it stands proudly as an iconic gem in Playas del Coco—a testament to their relentless endeavours and an embodiment of their abiding affection for the region. The names “Claudio y Gloria” carry the weight of tradition and honor, signifying not only the parents of Javier (the owner) but also marking the inaugural steps into a novel era of beachfront dining in Playas del Coco.

During the earlier days, as people from various parts of Guanacaste ventured to Playas del Coco, the name “Claudio’s” reverberated as a familiar call. Claudio, a well-known and affable figure in the community, established a connection that transcended a mere restaurant name. About two decades ago, when Javier assumed the mantle of the business, it was a natural progression to rename the establishment to “Donde Claudio,” an homage to the familiarity and warmth associated with Claudio himself. Recognizing the joint endeavours of his parents, Javier incorporated Gloria’s name into the title, eternally enshrining their collective journey within the restaurant’s essence. And thus, “Restaurante Donde Claudio y Gloria” was born—a beacon radiating tradition, family, and culinary excellence along the picturesque shores of Playas del Coco.

Welcome to Restaurante Donde Claudio y Gloria, 2023

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Playas del Coco experience

Welcome to the enchanting Playas del Coco, a coastal gem in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, merely 30 minutes from Liberia Airport. Embracing these shores since 1955, Restaurante Claudio y Gloria invites you to bask in the quintessential Playas del Coco experience. Picture the rhythmic waves, the sun’s warm caress, and the vibrant community that forms the heart of this beach town.

As you explore, you’ll find a seamless blend of tranquility and excitement. This is a place where relaxation and adventure harmonize. At our beachfront establishment, we’ve witnessed the ebb and flow of life, becoming a cherished part of this coastal town. Join us to experience the rhythm of Playas del Coco, where memories are etched in the sands and the sound of the ocean becomes a soothing melody for your soul.

Get to know us

Our staff awaits you
with a warm welcome

Alexis Bolaño Martinez

Head Chef

Yanela Massiel Andrades


Lorelly Murillo Apú


Justin Nuñez Angulo